Clash Video short-video app signs up 200k users in its first week
It seems to be the season for TikTok alternatives to be staking their claims for young video creators. The latest example is a new app called Clash Video, which soft-launched last week for iPhones in the US. "We’re...
August 4, 2020
Shodement app aims to help independent artists build fanbases
UK firm Shodement has been building its 'talent network' since 2012, working on music projects and developing artists – the latter including investment, signing brand deals, booking live shows, managing releases and building...
July 28, 2020
MMP app recommends music based on your facial expression
Facial recognition technology is currently a hot potato in all kinds of sectors, music included. So the idea of a music app that monitors the listener's facial expression to provide recommendations may spook a fair few people. It's...
July 24, 2020
Atari’s new mobile music games series starts with Avicii
Atari is one of the most famous brands of all in the gaming industry, although nowadays it's making mobile games (among other activities) rather than ruling the world with consoles. Its latest project is a series of mobile...
July 24, 2020
ByteDance’s music app Resso installed nearly 3m times in India in June
TikTok's parent company ByteDance test-launched its Resso music streaming app in India and Indonesia last year – we put it through its paces in December, ahead of its formal launch in India in March 2020. Unlike TikTok,...
July 21, 2020
Ultimate Fighting Championship launches music streaming app
We sometimes use 'fight' and 'battle' metaphors when talking about the music streaming market. Well, you wouldn't want to get into a scrap with the latest entrant into that market. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)...
July 20, 2020
Meditation app Meditopia raises $15m funding round
Mindfulness apps Calm and Headspace have raised big funding rounds in recent years, and have been growing in popularity. Mobile analytics firm Sensor Tower reckons that the top 10 meditation apps generated $195m of user...
July 17, 2020
Music Tectonics launches community app for the music biz
You might know Music Tectonics for its music industry podcast, or for its conferences in the US. Created by PR company Rock Paper Scissors, it's now pulling its content and community together in a mobile app. Released for...
July 14, 2020
What can the global music industry learn from K-Pop and South Korea?
K-pop is the genre that ate the world whole. Acts like BTS, Blackpink, Twice and TVXQ are not just some of the biggest acts within the genre – they are some of the biggest acts in the world. There is a lot that other artists...
July 13, 2020
There are now one billion mobile games downloads every week
The mobile games industry is one of the sectors benefitting from the Covid-19 pandemic, at least in terms of people's engagement with its products. According to analytics firm App Annie, there were an average of 1bn mobile...
July 10, 2020
175m music fans are tracking artists in WMG’s Songkick app
Warner Music Group bought the Songkick app and website in July 2017, and has continued to run it since as a way for people to find out when artists they like are playing concerts near them. WMG is also continuing to invest...
July 9, 2020
TikTok was world’s most downloaded non-gaming app in June
Analytics firm Sensor Tower has published its latest rankings for mobile apps, reporting that TikTok was the most downloaded non-gaming app globally in June 2020, ahead of Zoom and Facebook. The company claims that TikTok...
July 9, 2020